Eleven years ago, a few thousand Angelenos came together for HomeWalk and helped change lives for the better.
Los Angeles was struggling to stop homelessness from growing and needed a way to rally support. The first HomeWalk answered the call, proving that Angelenos could — and would — come together to rally and fight to end homelessness.
Over time, United Way of Great Los Angeles has powered intiatives such EVERYONE IN, which has catipulted from the astounding support of measure H and HHH to coordinate with political leadership, social services and the community in doing more to ensure everyone has a place to call home.
Today we continue to walk to raise awareness and to fundraise — because United, we can end homelessness in L.A. for good.
As a community, we’ve made significant strides in our mission to end homelessness and poverty in L.A. County: thousands of Angelenos have received the education, housing, and financial stability assistance they need to live better lives. While we’ve led the effort to raise nearly $5 billion in civic funding to end homelessness, there’s still a lot to be done to get more than 57,000 Angelenos off the street. No man, woman, child, or veteran deserves to suffer on our streets at night.
Help us continue our work.
More than 40,000 people have been housed through United Way’s Home For Good initiative since 2011.
Through cross-sector partnerships, we’ve raised $34 million in private donations since 2011 and leveraged over $1 billion in public resources for homeless services over the last six years.
Developed a coordinated system in 2011 to match homeless residents to housing that fits their needs. This system is now used countywide by more than 130 homeless service providers.
Claudia Andrade, Community Relations Project Manager, SoCalGas
Michael Castillo, Senior Analyst, Homeless Initiative, LA County, Chief Executive Office
Lisa Cleri Reale, Principal, Cleri Reale and Associates; UWGLA Board Member
Donny Faalilu, Director of Leadership and Community Outreach, After-School All-Stars
Julia Friedman, Communications Manager, Hilton Foundation
Margaret Harrington, Director, Organization Improvement Services, USC
Gesuina LaFayette, Community Relations Advisor, Torrance Refining Company
Alex LiMandri, Principal, DTLA Life; Urban Dwelling
Ilyanne Morden Kichaven, Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA
Anita Nelson, CEO, SRO Housing Corporation
Shannon Nelson, Director of External Affairs and Philanthropy, A Community of Friends
Louis Romeo, Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Mauro Varela, Representative, ATU Local 1277
Jim White, Senior Vice President of HR, Paramount Studios *(2019 Fundraising Chair)